Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rivington Street, Shoreditch, December 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sailing home for Christmas

As I made my way to work on Tuesday 22nd of December I read my horoscope in the Metro, as I usually do. Who was to know that they would be (sort of) bang on about my prediction for that day, if by a 'close one', they did in fact mean myself.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh holy god part 2

While perusing the aisles of my local turkish grocery store this very evening I came across THIS HOLY SHOW.

Yes, dear readers, this is EASTER MATERIAL before Christmas is over. In fact, some of us are only getting in the Christmas mood now and this shop is building up to EASTER! Well needless to say I am raging. I have written here before that since I work at Westfield I have basically been listening to Christmas carols since late September and was pretty must outraged that they tried to skip over Halloween earlier this year, but this is a new low. I remember when I was young, we had this cleaner who was called Brigid and she was from the exotic pastures of the United Kingdom. One time over a cup of tea, I was definitely no more than eight, she told me that in England the minute they Halloween was over they would put up the Christmas decorations in the shops. Naturally I was shocked and thought the english were a crazy lot, also I partly didn't believe her. Well if only I could show Brigid this picture now, she'd go wild. I'm sure she'd say I told you so.

On another (equally raging) note, this week's snow is putting my arrival home in jeopardy, this is a view from my sitting room this morning, while all London airports remained closed...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16th

If you have five spare minutes in your life you should watch this, it's the song that is being pushed to make Christmas number one in Ireland instead of the woefully bad boy-next-door-who-actually-voted-for-him, Matt Cardle.

I spent a few days in Boston earlier this week, and fell in love with a bus driver who took me from my hotel to the city centre. As you'll see he was wearing a Santa hat and didn't look a million miles away from the man himself. He offered each person a candy cane on their way onto the bus, you can see his little basket on the right hand corner of the pic. He was the type of character you'd see in Home Alone!

Shortly after I got off of the bus I stopped a man on the street and asked him where Newbury Street was. This is how the conversation went:

Me: Hi there, can you tell me how to get to Newbury Street
Stranger: Newbury Street, great idea, welll....

Now this is all you need to know, GREAT IDEA, I know what he meant, we all know what he meant, but what a funny thing to say! Like, 'great idea, I hadn't thought of that', or 'great idea, I'll come along so', or 'great idea, you'd love that' (we just met). This thought crossed my mind while he was giving me directions and I couldn't help laughing in his face. He was one of these American 'swell guys' and quickly thought I was a bit mental and rushed off.

Finally I conquered airport security (well sort of) by buying wooden knitting needles which I proudly brought on the plane with me. Unfortunately having been borderline obsessed with getting them for the plane I promptly left them down to watch a movie the moment I sat in my seat.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


When I bought my laptop last Christmas it came with this sticker on the touchpad...... I wonder how this got the go ahead!